Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to make a shape blinking or flashing over and over in Excel?

If you want to make a shape blinking over and over in a worksheet, a method in this article can help you.

Make a shape blinking over and over with VBA code

Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%
  • Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
  • More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words.
  • Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum.
  • Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns.
  • Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Send Personalized Emails to Multiple Recipients in Bulk.
  • Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
  • More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization.

Make a shape blinking over and over with VBA code


In the worksheet, to make a shape blinking, please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Make a shape blinking over and over in worksheet

Dim NextTime As Date
Dim xColor As Long
Sub Flash()
    NextTime = Now + TimeValue("00:00:01")
    With ActiveSheet.Shapes("new").Fill.ForeColor
        If xColor = 0 Then
            xColor = .SchemeColor
        End If
         .SchemeColor = Int(Rnd() * 55 + 1)
    End With
    Application.OnTime NextTime, "Flash"
End Sub

Sub StopIt()
    Application.OnTime NextTime, "Flash", schedule:=False
    ActiveSheet.Shapes("new").Fill.ForeColor.SchemeColor = xColor
    xColor = 0
End Sub

Notes:

1). in the code, new is the name of the shape you will make it blink. Please change it to your own.

2). 00:00:01 means that the shape will flash every second.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys together to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Insert a Button into the worksheet by clicking Developer > Insert > Button (Form Control) as below screenshot shown.

5. In the popping up Assign Macro dialog box, select Flash in the Macro name box, and then click the OK button.

6. Then change the display text on the button as you need. In this case, I change the display text to Start blinking as below screenshot shown.

7. Repeat the above step 4 and 5 to insert a new button and assign the StopIt macro to this button.

8. Change the display text of this new button.

Then you can see two buttons assigning with different macros are inserted into the worksheet. See screenshot:

From now on, when clicking on the Start blinking button, the shape starts blinking with different colors. If you want to stop the flash, please click the Stop blinking button.


Related article:


The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.